So you’re looking for a pair of shoes to wear kayaking? With so many options out there, from kayak specific shoes to runners to … well you get the point …it can be a little challenging to pick the right one. Especially considering shoes don’t come cheap these days. Let me explain a situation that occurred to me a few years ago that had me really thinking about my shoes.
The fall rains have kept my local gem of a run, The Middle Box to Baker's Box section of the Animas, flowing in late summer. It's an incredibly beautiful section of river that few get to see.
I had been working teaching kayaking and was keen to get out with the crew and get on something challenging. After staying a few extra days to work, I knew my time off was limited. The usual 7 days off between work stints had quickly turned to 4. It’s a beautiful world when you can get online, find your mates, and start planning something. A few emails later…I was quickly heading out of the California Salmon River drainage driving south 14hrs, to meet up with Josh Nielson, Tyler Fox, and Adrienne Kiernan. Along with Adrienne...
As winter unloads yet another snowstorm in the San Juans, I can't help but think of the kayak run just up the street from my house. Here's a vid from last spring on the run. It's a beauty and I'm really looking forward to getting on it...soon!!! My 5.10 Savants are the perfect shoe to be creeking in. Ridiculously grippy rubber, mesh uppers to drain quickly, and solid lace ties. Did I mention how comfortable they are??? Cheers to 5.10 and thanks for the support!!!
What happens when four lady paddlers are getting married in the same year? You have a Bachelorette Party on the River! Earlier this month, 9 ladies from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California and Montana, rallied for a 4-day wilderness self-support on the South Fork of the Salmon River, near McCall, Idaho.
Floodlust: Hoping, longing for a flood. The moment rain begins to fall, paddlers across the Northwest get jittery. When the forecast calls for a solid week of rain, Facebook and Twitter updates roar alive, "Skiers and weather nerds start at the beginning; kayakers, skip to the last paragraph. Stoked!"